Tenant Security Deposit Cleaning Fees: What Can Your Landlord Legally Deduct?

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Tenant Security Deposit Cleaning Fees: What Can Your Landlord Legally Deduct?

Oh My Apartment · Dec 27, 2011

Tenant Security Deposit

Typically, landlords may charge tenants a rental deposit for any cleaning or repairs necessary to restore the rental unit to its condition at the beginning of the tenancy. Landlords may not, however, use the tenant’s security deposit to cover the costs of ordinary wear and tear. Here are examples of wear and tear versus damage or excessive filth:

 

 

Source: Nolo.com

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